Artists tell the BBC how their artwork has been stolen from Twitter and is being sold elsewhere.
There are bots taking images from twitter where someone has said, "Someone should put that on a t-shirt" and then automatically putting on a website and then tweeting back to say where they can find it.
I've been uploading more stuff to Redbubble lately since I'm a long way from my next tier up on Amazon Merch. Redbubble is more arty, pop culture stuff though.
I also just uploaded my first notebook design to Amazon Direct Publishing (KDP). That might be worth a look of you have some funny slogans that might be good on notebooks.
I get the occasional sale, but I don't put enough effort into getting new designs uploaded...
My wife on the other hand is killing it... she recently hit £1000 commission on Redbubble and $550 on Teepublic, so I'm super proud of her little side hustle. One of her designs was featured on Heat magazine's website as well, so we were both buzzing about that.
I seem to remember not putting that much effort into it, but mentioned that I'd owned a tshirt/art ecom store that closed a few years ago and did graphic design on the side and I got accepted. Took a few days, over the weekend.
Just logged into Amazon Merch and I see this still
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Well, there's been lots happening with Print on Demand lately. Amazon stopped selling their POD products at the start of the lockdown but as of today have started re-enabling listings that have already sold. There are also rumours they might introduce phone cases soon.
Rebubble and Teepublic have started selling face masks and I've already had a few sales.